I like to think I’m pretty easy to please. And I find that most things I want in life are easy to obtain. For example, Chocolate? Check. Sunshine? No problem here! A loving husband and two beautiful boys? Accomplished. But there is one thing in life I’ve been in love with for 15 years, yet… Read More


It’s official! I earned my Private Pilot Certificate on the 14th of September, 2013. The exam was a wonderful experience, because I felt I was really showing what I know, and didn’t feel intimidated that Mr. Examiner was just digging to find my faults (as I sometimes hear happens). My instructor Brian Barnett really had… Read More


There’s a joke of a goal in learning to fly. When you fly your first trip away from your home airport, you stop for lunch. With the cost of aviation fuel, plane time and your instructor, it’s called the Hundred Dollar Burger. And you wouldn’t believe how excited I was to finally buy an outrageously… Read More


As a Three-Day Eventer, I competed in three disciplines combined together. Dressage: Cross-country: Stadium jumping: Most everyone’s favorite is Cross country or XC. And why not? It is the most thrilling part of the sport. Jumping over truck beds, leaping into water obstacles and galloping over beautiful fields. Some days I miss the adrenaline rush… Read More


For the past 15 years or so, I’ve been involved in the marketing and communications world, in both paid and ambassador work with sponsors. In this short time span, we’ve seen rapid changes in communications. From Facebook to Twitter, Pinterest and LinkedIn to just name a few. There is an ever increasing number of ways… Read More


Yesterday I finished my third lesson in a series of five of the Get Golf Ready program at Bear Dance Golf Club. A little bit of background of my golf game: I’ve picked up golf clubs now four times in my life. My goal? To each day want to come back and play again. So far… Read More


Oh my gosh, soloing is like nothing else on Earth! This morning I arrived at Aspen Flying Club at 5:30am as the sun was rising. It was a beautiful morning to fly. My regular plane, 9DD, has been in maintenance, so I flew yet another new 172S to me, 537SP. She doesn’t have quite the… Read More


Since coming home to Colorado, I’ve been really active working on my Private Pilots License. I try to fly twice a week, but it can be difficult to schedule a nanny, the plane, my instructor and the weather. It was difficult to book to fly in Washington because of the rain. Here in Colorado, it’s… Read More


Our family is learning to fly. Well, two of the three. The third is still learning to run and talk, but he’ll earn his wings soon enough! How the passion began… I luckily was exposed to flying small planes when I was young. Dad flew and had a share in a Piper at Centennial Airport… Read More


I’ve been an athlete for most of my life. I was the typical American youth: played soccer, softball and basketball before I was 8. But since then, I don’t think I’ve played a sport with a ball. I leaned toward sports that were self competitive. That is, I strived for a better score, and that… Read More